Homeowners can receive free smoke detectors

Published 10:38 am Tuesday, December 20, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Where there's smoke there doesn't have to be fire.
The Public Safety Education Program, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, Lowe's and the United Way of Southwest Michigan is proud to announce the kick-off of round three of their free smoke alarm initiative.
Stover explained the alarms will be installed to meet the International Property Code 2003, edition which requires smoke alarms to be installed in every bedroom and hallway access.
Both Lamb and Brovold said the detectors which homeowners can receive through this program will last for 10 years and once the battery has gone bad they can just be replaced with a new unit.